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Meaning of “truss” in the English Dictionary

"truss" in British English

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trussverb [T]

uk   us   /trʌs/
(also truss up) to ​tie the ​arms and ​legs of someone together ​tightly and ​roughly with ​rope to ​prevent them from ​moving or ​escaping: Police said the ​couple had been trussed up and ​robbed before being ​shot. to ​prepare a ​bird for ​cooking by ​tyingitswings and ​legs to ​itsbody

trussnoun [C]

uk   us   /trʌs/
  • truss noun [C] (FOR A BODY PART)

a ​device for ​holding an ​organ of the ​body, ​especiallypart of the intestine, in ​itscorrectposition after it has ​moved because of an ​injury
  • truss noun [C] (FOR A ROOF/BRIDGE)

specialized architecture a ​support for a ​roof or ​bridge that is usually made of ​stone or ​brick
(Definition of truss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trussnoun [C]

 us   /trʌs/
a ​support for a ​building or ​bridge, made of ​wood or ​steel: No one ​knows if the ​firedamaged the building’s trusses and ​supportbeams.
(Definition of truss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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